Clean Air Act May Be Saving More Lives Than Thought

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HealthDay News : 04-Jan-2018

The number of Americans who die each year from inhaling fine-particle pollutants has dropped dramatically since 1970, thanks to laws that originated from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

That finding stems from an investigation, led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers, into the impact of EPA rules enacted by the

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Boy Who Died 450 Years Ago Gives Clues to Hepatitis Research

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HealthDay News : 04-Jan-2018

The mummified remains of an Italian boy who died 450 years ago suggest the hepatitis B virus has infected humans for centuries.

The child died in the 16th century. And prior testing suggested smallpox killed him.

But a new analysis evaluated DNA samples from the boy's bone and skin. This second

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Health Tip: Health Tip: Prepare Your Child for the Dentist

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HealthDay News : 04-Jan-2018

Routine visits to the dentist should start at an early age.

The American Dental Association says your child's first trip to the dentist should occur no later than the first birthday. The group offers these tips for a successful visit:

  • Don't schedule an appointment during naptime. Instead, choose a time
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Health Tip: Stay Well

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HealthDay News : 04-Jan-2018

Being well should include focusing on mental health, avoiding substance abuse and getting the proper medical care, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration says.

Here are the agency's suggestions for a healthier lifestyle:

  • Don't smoke or abuse drugs.
  • Limit alcohol.
  • Eat healthy foods.
  • Exercise often
  • Keep an
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Prenatal Vitamins Tied to Lower Autism Risk in Kids, Study Finds

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HealthDay News : 03-Jan-2018

Taking folic acid and multivitamins during pregnancy could reduce your child's risk of autism, a new study suggests.

Kids were less likely to be diagnosed with autism if their moms took supplements before pregnancy and while they were expecting, according to a study of just over 45,000 Israeli children.

"Reduced risk

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Stem Cell Transplant Shows Promise for Immune Disorder Scleroderma

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HealthDay News : 03-Jan-2018

Stem cell transplants could offer new hope for people with a severe form of scleroderma -- a debilitating and deadly condition that affects the immune system, a new study suggests.

"Scleroderma hardens the skin and connective tissues and, in its severe form, leads to fatal organ failure, most often the lungs,"

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